With more than a century of heritage to draw on, the history of motorsport racing events is quite extensive.
There are many fantastic events around the world, some more known than others and are bound to be left out at the best of times.
We have a large section to cover here so we’re really going out on a limb but we’re doing it. Here is Carlassic’s top pick for prestigious car racing events.
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- Monte Carlo Rally first held in 1911, it is one of the better-known races in the world. It’s a mostly asphalt rally and competitors are faced with unpredictable winter weather. Conditions could impact the winning!
- Bathurst 1000 first held in 1960 is a V8 Supercar race held on a Mount Panorma in Australia. Its first nickname was “hell corner” known for its savage circuit. This one is always a captivating show!
- 24 Hours of Nurburgring first held in 1970 is a massive 15.5 mile circuit nestled in the hills of Germany. Some say you have to be a little nuts to race here and crazier to partake in 24 hour event with over 200 cars – it’s also known as “Green Hell”.
- Indianapolis 500 fist held in 1911, this is one of the older races, the grandad of them all. Its history is fascinating and holds great prominence in the motorsports world. It takes a lot of nerve to compete here but some can’t refuse the thrill.
- Daytona 500 was first held in 1959 and it’s the pinnacle of stock car racing in North America and takes place in Daytona Beach, Florida. This race has produced some of the most memorable and spectacular moments in car racing history.
- 24 Hours of Le Mans first helf in 1923 of course takes the cake in terms of the best of the best. Nearly every major race in the world has been modernized however Le Mans has escaped that. It can’t be tamed or controlled. People describe this race as “when you take the green flag at Le Mans you are racing away from civilisation into the unknown.” This would be the most prestigious car racing event in the world.